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Transitioning from high school to college can be stressful. In addition to new surroundings and routines, you may be responsible for your finances and insurance. Here are tips to help you. For more information, click on a topic below.
When you apply, you will find out if you qualify for an insurance plan with savings based on your income, or for free or low-cost care through Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan) or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
One catch: If someone claims you as a tax dependent, you can buy an insurance plan through the Marketplace, but won’t qualify for savings based on your income.
You can get a free copy from each credit-reporting agency (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) once a year.
Go to www.annualcreditreport.com or call 877-322-8228 (toll-free).
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